Independence Day

A special Thank You to our ancestors who served in the War for Independence:

Capt. Nathaniel Shaw (1717-1800)

Capt. Ezekiel Huntley (1731-1783)

Lt. Francis Shurtleff (1738-1794)

William Shurtleff (1743-1790)

Isaac Weekes (1747-1792)

Ichabod Tillson (1750-1822)

Ephraim Koyl (1753-1838)

Seth Allen (1755-1838)

William Hamilton (1756-1824)

Samuel Cash (1758-1847)

…and to any and all who remain unknown for now…

Last Revised: 28 October 2019

10 thoughts on “Independence Day”

  1. I’m most impressed that you’ve studied your family tree back to the 1700’s and know the names of so many ancestors who fought in the war of Independence.

    1. Thanks, Rosie. I’ve been doing genealogical research since I was a child. My mom’s side is pretty easy because they all stayed in Massachusetts, which kept good records. My dad’s side is a problem as his parents immigrated from Ukraine and they all insist that all the records were “burned in the War.” One of these days I’m going to start searching online, though. Things turn up all the time…

    1. Capt. Nathaniel Shaw served with A Company at Concord and Lexington in the American Revolution. [Benjamin Shurtleff, Descendants of William Shurtleff of Plymouth and Marshfield, Massachusetts, Vol I, (Revere, Massachusetts: Privately printed, 1912), 61, 62, 72, 107, 111, 115, 132, 136, 155] He lies buried in Lakenham Cemetery in Carver, Massachusetts.

      The graves of Isaac Weekes, Seth Allen, and Samuel Cash are marked as Revolutionary War veterans at Harwich First Congregational Church Cemetery in Harwich, Massachusetts, where my parents and many of my ancestors also lie buried.

      Maybe in the future I will be able to conduct a more thorough search on these men.

      Are any of them your ancestors, too?

  2. Hi, I am a relative of Francis Shurtleff. My name is interestingly Stacey Rodgers. My great grandmother was a Shurtleff. Im joining the DAR and was looking up Francis. I’d love to hear from you.

    1. Hi Stacey, Francis is my 5th-great-grandfather. Rodgers is my husband’s family name. They came here from Canada in the late 1800s but had been in America before. They were fighting on the Loyalist side for the revolution. The king gave them land in Nova Scotia when it was over. Would love to share our Shurtleff lines!

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